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Old 07-07-2019, 07:07 AM
Andy L is online now
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RIP Disney actor Cameron Boyce

" Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the TV show "Jessie," has died. He was just 20 years old.

Boyce's death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday night. "

I'm not a big watcher of the Disney Channel, but I'm sure I've seen Boyce in one or two things.
Old 07-11-2019, 06:56 AM
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Cameron Boyce, who died at age 20 after suffering from a seizure, was previously diagnosed with epilepsy. Now, a doctor explains how the neurological disorder could have caused him to die so suddenly in his sleep...

Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Professor, Co-Director, UCLA Seizure Disorder Center, told HollywoodLife that patients with epilepsy are at risk of a condition called sudden unexplained death in epilepsy or SUDEP. “Children with uncontrolled epilepsy have the highest risk of SUDEP,” explained Dr. Eliashiv, “but it can occur also in older patients. SUDEP can happen to anyone with Epilepsy but there is a much higher risk for patients that are not able to control their seizures with medication because the more seizures the more chances for SUDEP. ”

According to the CDC there are 1.16 cases of SUDEP for every 1000 cases of epilepsy, meaning about 1 in every one thousand epilepsy patients die of SUDEP. However, Dr. Eliashiv emphasized to us that if someone has uncontrolled seizures “the rate goes way up.”

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